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World Cup Qualifiers: Ighalo & Osimhen lead Nigeria's charge for goals

18:38 GMT+3 16/11/2021
Victor Osimhen, Nigeria
Gernot Rohr has named a strong starting line-up for the Super Eagles' World Cup qualifier against the Blue Sharks on Tuesday

  • Maduka Okoye

    Maduka Okoye - Goalkeeper

    Having kept a clean slate against Liberia, the Sparta Rotterdam goalkeeper will start in goal for the Super Eagles and he will be hoping to guide the three-time African kings’ goalposts with care.

  • William Troost-Ekong

    William Troost-Ekong - Defender

    The Watford man will marshal the backline of the three-time African kings, and his primary role will be to prevent the Blue Sharks' strikers from wreaking havoc.

  • Leon Balogun

    Leon Balogun - Defender

    The Rangers star has established a formidable partnership with Troost-Ekong over the years. And this time, he would be hoping to put up a commanding display in Lagos.

  • Jamilu Collins - Nigeria vs. Libya

    Jamilu Collins - Defender

    The Paderborn left-back has been given the nod to start ahead of Shehu Abdullahi.

  • Chidozie Awaziem

    Chidozie Awaziem - Defender

    Against all odds, the Alanyaspor man gets the chance to boost the Super Eagles' defence ahead of Torino’s Ola Aina with his contributions from the right-hand side.

  • Alex Iwobi of Nigeria, Liberia's Sampson Dweh

    Alex Iwobi - MF

    Having missed the Super Eagles’ last two international games due to injury worries, the Everton star has been handed a starting role against Peter Butler’s team.

  • Wilfred Ndidi Nigeria

    Wilfred Ndidi - MF

    The Leicester City star is expected to hold sway in the Super Eagles midfield to prevent the supply of passes to the Cape Verde strikers.

  • Joe Aribo, CAR

    Joe Aribo - MF

    The 25-year-old has been in terrific form for his Scottish Premiership side and he is expected to replicate that form against Cape Verde.

  • Moses Simon

    Moses Simon - FW

    With captain Ahmed Musa and Samuel Kalu on the bench, the FC Nantes star is expected to trouble the opponents' backline with his blistering pace and dribbling skills.

  • Odion Ighalo - Nigeria

    Odion Ighalo -FW

    The Saudi Arabia striker starts in the Super Eagles attack after over two years away from the Nigeria senior national team.

  • Victor Osimhen

    Victor Osimhen -FW

    The Napoli star will be expected to build on his notable form against Liberia. He is expected to fetch Nigeria the goals and silence the Cape Verdeans.